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8 Unique Places to Find Jewelry for Less

February 12, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away and consumers are spending only slightly more on the holiday this year than last, according to a recent report from the National Retail Federation. Yet, the report estimates $4.4 billion will be spent on jewelry for Feb. 14 festivities, including gold, silver and diamonds. Despite the hefty [...]

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Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List

December 13, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard with spending. Financial expert Eric Tyson offers advice on how to manage your holiday spending. The holidays are upon us, bringing all those personal and family images and sensations we [...]

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8 Ways to Get the Best Price

December 13, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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As if staying on budget during the holidays wasn’t hard enough, retailers are using dynamic pricing to make it even more difficult. The concept refers to the practice of changing the price of a product based on fluctuations in supply, demand, and even in response to the weather. However, most retailers use dynamic pricing to [...]

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Wooden Bowls and Biscuits

December 4, 2012 by Maggie Zerkus  
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It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving and a day of college football. I sat around the kitchen counter with family and friends.  We drank coffee and chatted while Marcia set down her bag and unpacked her Tupperware container of flour, a large can of Crisco, a sifter and a beautiful wooden bowl.   She set a small [...]

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Tips for Successful Mother’s Day Shopping

May 8, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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It’s almost Mother’s Day! Whether you are ordering flowers, shopping for custom jewelry, or arranging for a special spa day appointments for the wonderful women in their life, be a smart consumer. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) sees lots of scams that focus on holiday shopping, and is warning consumers to proceed with caution before [...]

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11 Useful Gifts for College Grads

April 26, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Once the euphoria of being done with class has subsided, new grads must face what adults have been warning them about for twenty-plus years: the real world. Poised on the cusp of opportunity, young professionals may be considered “the lucky ones” by the older crowd, but grappling with unemployment and severe debt is no walk [...]

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5 Fun and Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts for Pets

February 9, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Dog and cat owners receive the rarest form of affection — unconditional love that is more worthy of Cupid’s arrow than any well-matched couple. No wonder pet lovers go hog wild over gifts for their four-legged friends during the holidays — and Valentine’s Day is no exception. In 2011, the National Retail Federation expected consumers [...]

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New Rules for Gift Cards

December 19, 2010 by Fayette Woman  
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New Federal Reserve rules provide important protections when you purchase or use gift cards. Here are some key changes that apply to gift cards sold on or after August 22, 2010: Who is covered by the new rules? Store gift cards, which can be used only at a particular store or group of stores, such [...]

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Gifts and Gadgets for Foodies

December 19, 2010 by Krista Franks  
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Holidays are all about family gatherings, laughter and fun; they are time around the table with an abundance of food and a gathering of loved ones. However, before these joyous moments take place, hours are spent in the kitchen preparing favorite recipes and delicious holiday cookies. Dirty dishes pile over, spills and splatters decorate stove [...]

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Great Gifts for Gardeners

November 30, 2010 by Bonnie Helander  
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If you’ve got a gardener on your holiday gift list, you’re in luck! Gardeners are down-to-earth (pun intended), and easy to shop for because they love anything that helps them enhance their landscape. I asked some avid gardeners about gifts on their wish list this year, and here is just a sample of great gift [...]

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Mucklow’s invites kids to Mothers’ Day workshop

April 20, 2010 by Fayette Woman  
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Just in time for Mother’s Day, children are invited to Mucklow’s to make a bracelet or a pendant for Mom out of sterling silver (staff are on hand to assist in the crafting).  There will also be games, musice and a craft table for making handmade Mother’s Day cards.  This event benefits the Promise Place. [...]

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The Best Gift

December 31, 2009 by Lynn Parsons  
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On my recent birthday, my son taught me a little something about giving.

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